About Dominik Rog
Boulder Medical Center (BMC) welcomes Dr. Dominik Rog to its Orthopedics Department. Dr. Rog specializes in the hands and upper extremities and will see patients at BMC’s Boulder and Louisville locations.
Dr. Rog was born in Poland and moved with his parents and brother to the United States at the age of 5, a few months after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. “The economic prospects in Poland weren’t looking great during this time, so the moment we were allowed to leave Poland we made plans to join some of our friends and relatives in Chicago,” he explains.
He grew up in the Windy City and attended Northwestern University, where he was first drawn to a career in medicine as a biological sciences student.
“I always liked science and understood that a medicine would allow me to use my mind to solve puzzles that could actually help people,” he says. ”Medicine also appealed to me because I like the idea of seeing the immediate positive results of my work.”
After earning his undergraduate degree, Dr. Rog enrolled in medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. He decided to specialize in orthopedics after shadowing a hand surgeon during his first year. “I didn’t start medical school thinking that I was going to be an orthopedic surgeon,” Dr. Rog says. “By the end of my first year I was fascinated with the anatomy of the limbs and upper extremities.”
He graduated from medical school with honors and set off for Southern California to complete a 5-year orthopedic surgery residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. After residency, Dr. Rog completed a prestigious fellowship at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery in Louisville, Kentucky. The Institute was the site of the world’s first successful hand transplant. While there, Dr. Rog participated in a successful double hand transplant surgery.
As part of the Boulder Medical Center orthopedic team, Dr. Rog will be the primary physician and surgeon for conditions that affect the upper extremities, from the shoulders to the fingers. He will treat fractures, nerve injuries, compression syndromes, tendon injuries, sprains, masses and tumors, tendinitis, fingertip and nail bed injuries, arthritis, joint replacement, arthroscopy, and more.
Dr. Rog believes in involving the patient in the decision-making process during their treatment. “It’s truly a pleasure to work together to help patients return to the activities they love to do,” he said.
After his long journey that started in Poland and continued through college, medical school, residency and fellowship, Dr. Rog is thrilled to finally live in Colorado. His parents opened a French bakery and wine bar in Colorado Springs 10 years ago and Dr. Rog has vacationed and dreamed of living here since. “I’ve been trying to live in Colorado for such a long time,” he says. “This is the place I’ve visited for Christmas and Thanksgiving during my breaks from school, and I’ve always felt like I belonged. Now it’s my home state.”
Dr. Rog describes himself as “a very outdoorsy person” and loves to mountain and road bike, rock climb, ski, hike and trail run. He speaks Polish and Spanish and enjoys cooking in his free time.
As part of the Boulder Medical Center orthopedic team, Dr. Rog will be the primary physician and surgeon for issues that affect the upper extremities from shoulders to the fingers, including:
— Nerve injuries
— Compression syndromes
— Tendon injuries
— Masses and tumors
— Fingertip and nailbed injuries
— Joint replacement
— General orthopedic conditions including trauma and sports related injuries
Dr. Rog believes in involving the patient in the decision-making process during their treatment. “It’s truly a pleasure to work together to help patients return to the activities they love,” he says.
Education and Certifications
Fellowship — Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Micro Surgery
Hand and Microsurgery
Residency — Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, CA
Medical School — University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Graduated with Honors
Undergraduate — Northwestern University
— American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
— Candidate member American Society for Surgery of the Hand
— Board Eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery
Recent Dominik Rog Posts
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“Dr. Rog is a model of professionalism. Thorough, approachable, patient. Careful listener. Always answered all questions and did so thoughtfully. Never pushed for surgery. Never rushed. Treatment of fractured elbow and wrist successful. Instilled complete confidence. Exemplary doctor”Willem in Boulder, Colo.
“Dr. Rog is great! We were very lucky that he happened to be doing rounds in the emergency room (ER) the day my daughter broke her arm. He took great care of us throughout the whole process, from the ER to surgery to recovery. He was very responsive and courteous, taking time to answer all our questions and did a great job setting my daughter's mind at ease. He paid great attention to detail placing the plates and screws to minimize impact and my daughter was back to gymnastics and rugby in no time.”Ben in Superior, Colo.
“Dr. Dominik Rog excelled beyond my expectations when he did recent out-patient hand surgery. Per my request, no conscious sedation; only local nerve block to the surgical site. Chatted with him and the surgery nurses x 2 hours and absolutely no recovery room needed. Dr. Rog's bedside manner gets an A++. He's informative, listens to your concerns, offers options and treats you with respect. He is an excellent addition to the Boulder Medical Center Orthopedics Staff and I highly recommend him for Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. Thank you for straightening 2 of my previously unusable fingers.”Sue A. in Boulder County, Colo.
“After I broke my elbow on New Years eve morning, Dr. Rog fit me in the following Tuesday for a consult and had an opening that Friday for surgery. Dr. Rog is a super surgeon and a very caring person. I am progressing very well and have most of my flexion back 90 days later.”Patient in Boulder County, Colo.
“Dr. Rog did an excellent job with surgery on my fractured elbow. The surgery was a complete success. Dr. Rog is good with follow-up and always answered all of my questions. I highly recommend him!”Dave F. in Boulder, Colo.
“Dr. Rog performed corrective surgery on my left arm in order to repair broken ulnar and radius bones. This was a difficult four-hour+ surgery since it was months after my accident that I could be operated on. Dr. Rog did a stellar job and my arm is totally straight. He also took the time to separate tendons that had fused together, now giving me a window of opportunity to regain my hand’s functions. I am still doing intensive physical therapy but it looks like most, if not all, of my mobility will return. He explains procedures well and is extremely patient-friendly. He also takes into consideration the time for bones to heal through casting with the need to begin physical therapy. I highly recommend Dr. Rog for any arm/hand surgery.”Patrick in Boulder, Colo.